Financial Controller

G4S


Responsible for the monthly overall management of the accounting and reporting functions of the business.

 

Responsibilities

1. Completion of monthly group reporting as well as annual statutory reporting 

  • Collect information from relevant internal sources and compile professional, accurate management reports monthly 
  • Benchmark costs and conduct variance analysis 
  • Prepare complete trade review packs for detailed analysis and review 
  • Report on and prepare financial General Ledger monthly reports and Management accounts
  • Follow up and query all discrepancies 
  • Verification the accuracy and correctness of the systems to provide accurate financial information 
  • Verify actual results for variances to previous reporting periods, or to identify inaccuracies
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS and the G4S Group Finance Manual 
  • Ongoing review and management of cash flow 
  • Report on company assets and liabilities including balance sheet account reconciliations and review of intangible assets 
  • Ensure compliance with all financial regulations. 
  • Preparation of annual financial statements 

2. Preparation of annual budgets, monthly, and quarterly forecasts 

  • Compare budgeted/forecasted results to actual or expected results in order to bridge actual vs expected results. 
  • Undertake detailed analysis of results and financial position, to accurately formulate forecasts and financial reports 
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and regional finance teams to collate required information to prepare financial forecasts. 
  • Review reporting standards and implement improvement action plans as needed to address deficiencies 

3. Liaison with internal and external auditors 

  • Management of the external and internal audit process. 

4. Management of company tax affairs 

  • Responsible for the calculation / oversight and filing of all regulatory tax submissions (VAT, income tax etc) 
READ:   Data Entry Clerk

5. Development, implementation and monitoring of financial controls 

  • Assess existing financial controls, and determine areas for improvement and change 
  • Manage change process, and implement improved financial controls within the department 
  • Provide ongoing training on correct financial control procedures 
  • Review on an ongoing basis and identify areas of continued/repeated deficiency
  •  Update, refine and maintain financial controls policy in line with Group Guidelines, and best practice standards 
  • Develop and formulate financial procedures to maintain proper financial controls. 

6. Staff management and development 

  • All team members have clearly defined job profiles aligned to the profile of the manager 
  • Ensure performance contracts are in place and regular goal reviews completed to assess achievement of results 
  • Apply poor performance management or employee relations management principles and processes should this be required 
  • Provide support, coaching (train) and mentoring continuously to ensure that objectives are met 
  • Ensure completed development plans for each employee 
  • Allocation resources appropriately to ensure operational demands are met
  •  Ensure that events/activities taking place in team are effectively communicated within the team and to other teams requiring the information
  • Ensure adequate succession planning to meet ongoing and anticipated business requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • Relevant Accounting Degree CIMA/BICA 
  • 7+ Years management accounting experience coupled with staff management would be deemed suitable for the level of the position. 
  • SAGE Evolution / SAP BPC experience is highly beneficial. 
  • Advanced computer Literacy on all MS Office Packages. Expert level Excel required.
  • Sound report writing skills. 
  • Knowledge of Financial principles and practices. 
  • Knowledge of financial controls and audit standards. 
  • BICA membership is a pre requisite
READ:   Financial Services, Senior Regulatory Analyst

  • Seniority level


    Mid-Senior level

  • Employment type


    Full-time

  • Job function


    Accounting/Auditing, Finance, and Analyst

  • Industries


    Security and Investigations, Accounting, and Banking


Gaborone, South-East, Botswana


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